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Low Heeled Shoes (Overview)

Pregnancy changes your posture and places strain on your back, often causing backaches. Some things that may help reduce backaches include wearing low-heeled shoes. Avoiding high heels in pregnancy also decreases risk of falls and injury.


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Do you think that wearing shoes with any type of heel (even a very low one) negatively effect your natural walking gait?

Do  you think that wearing shoes with any type of heel (even a very low one) negatively effect your natural walking gait?

Depends.: If someone has a tight achilles tendon, then a small heel will provide a better quality gait. The phrase "natural walking" is a relative statement because walking is dependent upon many factors including bone structure, weight, etc. There is no question hat excessively high heels cause abnormal forces on the extremities which over time can cause many potential gait problems. ...Read more

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Low Heeled Shoes (Overview)

Pregnancy changes your posture and places strain on your back, often causing backaches. Some things that may help reduce backaches include wearing low-heeled shoes. Avoiding high heels in pregnancy also decreases risk of falls and injury.


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Are high heel shoes good or bad?

Are high heel shoes good or bad?

Bad: High heels increase the risk of both ankle and foot injuries. They also can exacerbate other conditions such as bunions and hammertoes. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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Will i need special shoes to prevent heel pain?

Will i need special shoes to prevent heel pain?

Sensible supportive: shoes should suffice. Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the strong band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot attaching at to the heel where pain is often felt. Have a look at ... http://patient.info/health/heel-and-foot-pain-plantar-fasciitis ... for some structured advice. This condition will usually get better with persistence in conservative management, ie; rest, foot supports, NSAIDs, and exercises. ...Read more

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Can wearing high heel shoes be bad for your arches?

High heels: Agree with dr lehrman. The arches tend not to be a problem with high heels. Consider however the nonanatomic forces crushing the forefoot & the increased risk of ankle injury with high heels. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

How do I correctly size my shoes in terms of length and width? ...See more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take testosterone replacement as instructed
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What are some good workout shoes for plantar heel pain?

What are some good workout shoes for plantar heel pain?

Pedorthist: Recommend a fitting by a certified pedorthist to determine the best shoes for you. ...Read more

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